Produced by The Orvis Company and hosted by Tom Rosenbauer, author of The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, this podcast will provide you with tips on how to get the most of your time on the water.
Produced by The Orvis Company and hosted by Tom Rosenbauer, author of The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, this podcast will provide you with tips on how to get the most of your time on the water. Read more about Orvis at www.orvis.com/podcast.
This week my guest is Joshua Caldwell [32:30], director of the new movie (premiering in theaters today) “Mending the Line”, about a combat veteran with PTSD who works his way back into society with the help of a fly fishing curmudgeon. The movie stars Sinqua Walls, Perry Mattfeld, and Brian Cox as the old curmudgeon (of course). It’s a story that could easily fall into cliche but I found it to be heartwarming and compelling, and the casting is excellent. Joshua talks about the trials and tribulations of making the movie in a short time frame, challenged by tough weather. It’s a fascinating peak behind the curtains of an independent film.
In the Fly Box this week we have the following questions and helpful tips:
What is your opinion of an approved IGFA leader for tarpon as opposed to using straight 60- or 80-pound leader?
I am having trouble with the partridge hackle on size 20 soft hackle wets. Can you help?
How much time should I spend in each little pocket when bluelining?
I have a Recon Saltwater 7 and I want to get a 7-weight freshwater version. How much difference is there between the two?
Will a black bottom on my boat spook fish in shallow water?
A great letter from a fly fisher in Switzerland detailing how to negotiate the tricky fishing regulations in his country
Can I use a tippet ring with different tippet sizes, even ones that are quite different in diameter?
Do stocked trout move as much as a mile, or do they stay close to where they are stocked?